GOD Does Not Belong in a Box


His Love is Everywhere

Where does God start in your life? In your place of peace, where do you feel God the most? Do you feel him when you first wake up in the mornings? Is he with you during that first cup of coffee? Or perhaps on that morning stroll, as you bask in the peace of an early sunrise…?

In my opinion- God, is everywhere. And I can worship him anytime-any place for however long I wish. I don’t need to put God in a box or place him in a schedule of events in order to show my love for him. His presence does not only just exist within the walls of a church. He is in my heart. His presence is in the beauty all around me. God does not just exist within one area. God is with us all.

If you read MATTHEW 18:20, as long as two or three are gathered in his name, you really could have “church” just about anywhere. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

You can invite a handful of people to your home, somewhere out in the woods, a park, or even on a street corner to worship God. As long as you are all gathered with open hearts, you can have church. Church does not need to be in a building with a planned service. While praise songs are nice to sing and sermons are inspiring to hear- this does not have to be the only church that you know. Church exists within the very core of your heart. “When believers get together, God is among them.” (MATTHEW 18:20)

You don’t need anyone to teach you the “word” –as it is already in you….The word is already in all of us, to demonstrate what it is like to truly show love towards Christ. There is nobody who can teach us the very truth that sits in our heart. From the day that we are born, we are taught to love and to share that love with others. “Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live… Every believer can become a teacher by setting a good example.”(TIMOTHY 4:11-12)

A large part of today’s society, has made us think, that in order to worship God or to be a true Christian, we must attend church every Sunday and take part of a worship service. Fellowship and a church family is a nice support system to have-but you do not need it to feel Christ within you. Some people believe that if you aren’t sitting inside a church, then you must not be a true Christian. Nobody has the right to explain what a “true Christian” really is. Spirituality is our personal business. Only we can understand the relationship between God, and ourselves.

The love of God that we have in our hearts, was always meant to be a personal experience-not something to boast of. We are taught to be humble. “God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble.” (JAMES 4:6) We are also taught to be more private citizens and to not draw attention to the good that we have to offer. “Take care! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in Heaven. (MATTHEW 6:1)

Church and our love for God was never meant to be a big production. Jesus himself went walking through the city to minister and care to the people all around him. He even praised his love to sinners!… Jesus did not confine his love to only just the walls of a church-in fact, there were times, he did it right there on the street! The desire that Jesus shared to help everyone, should be an example of what we should follow ourselves. We are not to judge, and to love everyone for who they are… “Why do you look down on another Christian? Remember, each of us will stand personally before the judgment seat of God.”        (COLOSSIANS 3:14)

Jesus never said “thou must go to church to be a Christian.” If you love your Father with all of your heart, and you share His love with everyone around you, then you understand the true art of Christianity. “If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us.”                    (I JOHN 4:12)

You see, God , was never meant to be put inside a box. God, is about love. We do not need a Sunday church service, rules or a religious government, to understand or witness the true love that the Father bestows upon us. God only wants us to love everybody, unconditionally, because he himself, continues to love us each and every day. “And the most important clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony.”        (COLOSSIANS 3:14)

Published by Ariana R. Cherry

“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.

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